Class Notes (834,756)
Canada (508,705)
Anthropology (869)
Lecture 3

week 3 readings - excavation/dating techniques

9 Pages
115 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Anthropology
Course
Anthropology 1020E
Professor
Alexis Dolphin
Semester
Summer

Description
CHAP3WHERESURVEYANDEXCVATIONOFSITESANDFEATURES104120ExcavationMostreliableevidencefortwokindsofinformation1Humanactivitiesataparticularperiodinthepast2ChangesinthoseactivitiesfromperiodtoperiodchangesoccurverticallyverticalsequencesoftimeStratigraphythestudyofstratificationthelayingdownordepositingofstrataorlayersdepositsoneaboveanotherSuccessionoflayersprovidesarelativechronologicalsequencesfromearliesttolatestArchworkdesignedtoobtainsuchsequencesmustdetectiftherehasbeenanyhumanornaturaldisturbanceofthelayersAssociationobjectsartifactsstructuresandorganicremainsnassociationwiththesamedepositasequenceofsealeddepositsgivesasequencerelativechronologyIfoneobjectlikeacoincanbegivenanabsolutedatethroughradiocarbondatingthenitispossibletoassignanabsolutedatetothesealeddepositTHISInterconnectingOFSTRATEGRAPHICSEQUENCSwithabsolutedatingmethodsthatprovidesthemostreliablebasisfordatingarchaeologicalsitesandtheircontentsHavetorememberthehumanactivitiesandthejumblingofitemsthrowingoutpotterythatwouldbedatedmuchlaterthanthetrashMethodsofExcavationthewheelerboxgridgeneralPittriverssatisfiesbothverticalandhorizontalrequirementsbyretainingintactbalksofearthbetweenthesquaresofthegridsothatdifferentlayerscanbetracedandcorrelatedacrossthesiteinverticalprofilesbadfordeepsitesopenareaexcavationPhillipbarkerarguedbettertoopenlargeareasandcutverticallyonlyheretheyareneededgoodforsingleperioddepositsnativeAmericanlonghousessteptrenchingfordangerousdigsorcofferdamsheetpilingrecoveryandRecordingoftheEvidenceshallowsingleperiodPaleolithicorNeolithicsiteuse3dprovenienceaftertheseperiodsspecialistshouldusesieveforsmallartifactsoncerecoveredanditsproveniencerecordeditshouldbegivenanumberwhichiscataloguedProcessingandClassification
More Less

Related notes for Anthropology 1020E

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit